Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Query: What Rhymes with "Monomethylhydrazine?"

I once did a book titled Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, and fake comic books I created within that book featured the Space Age hero Cap Crater and his young ward the Cosmic Kid. Cap and the Kid personified the popular interests of the various decades their adventures were published in: mechanization in the 1930s, the Red Menace and nuclear energy in the 1950s, etc.

Anyway, in 2010 I drew and posted the bit of silliness below. With apologies to friend of the blog and "Comic Strip of the Day" proprietor Mike Peterson, who hates pastiches of "T'was the Night Before Christmas," I wanted to run it again. It makes me happy. If it makes you happy, too, consider it a Christmas gift.

If that doesn't do it for you, check the end for something else that might.

Finally, I can't let Christmas pass without my annual tribute to the man that, depending on the day you ask me, I consider the first-, second-, or third-greatest cartoonist of all time, Walt Kelly, and his great strip "Pogo."

Thanks, my friends. See you in 2018.


Elaine Leitner said...

Your creativity and warped mind still astound, I think you are one of the best artists around! Merry Christmas to you and to all warm worm goo!


Richard Pini said...

What I enjoy most about this (and there is much to enjoy) is that you've found a way to use one of the three words in the English language that employ all 5 (and, in adverb form, all 6) vowels, in order. Well done!

Brian Fies said...

Thanks Elaine.

Richard: Yes, I . . . meant . . . to do that. Glad you enjoyed it!